The New York Rangers are pleased to welcome members of the gold medal-winning 1980 United States men’s ice hockey team to this evening’s Rangers -Pittsburgh Penguins game, as they celebrate the 20th anniversary of a “Miracle on Ice.” Team USA captain Mike Eruzione will be joined by teammates Ken Morrow, Dave Silk and Bob Janaszak, along with former Team USA and current Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Herb Brooks and former Team USA assistant coach and current Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Craig Patrick. Today marks the 20th anniversary of a “Miracle on Ice;” the United States’ stunning upset of the Soviet Union at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York. The players will be made available to the media during the first and second intermissions of tonight’s game.
Selected by Sports Illustrated as the 20th Century’s “Team of the Century,” Team USA’s upset of the Soviets and pursuant gold-medal victory over Finland forever changed the game of hockey in the United States. Eruzione, who scored the game-winning goal versus the Soviets, currently serves his alma mater, Boston University, as the director of development for athletics. Morrow, a four-time Stanley Cup winner with the New York Islanders, is now the team’s director of pro scouting. Dave Silk and Bob Janaszak work in the financial sector in Boston and New York, respectively.